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The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules — we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 100 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood — including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris — for their porn star names. They did not let us down. Click through the gallery for all 100.
Reporting by: Sandie Angulo Chen ("Millie 69"), Robert DeSalvo ("Rocky Waverly"), Claire Donovan ("Spunky Walter"), Elizabeth Durand ("Stephanie Veronica"), Bryan Enk ("Buck Densmore"), Max Evry ("Orion Cedar Crest "), Breanne Heldman ("Krugerrand Ardon"), Jenni Miller ("Mitzi Turtle Creek"), Kevin Polowy ("Sparkle Sterling"), Brandon Rae ("Sammi von Fernway"), Brooke Tarnoff ("Brandy W. Riviera"), Joanna Varikos ("Angel 14") and Kase Wickman ("Blake Sisters").
This week, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner reprise their beloved "Twilight" characters on screen one last time in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," the final chapter in the young-adult series based on the books by Stephenie Meyer.
Jane Lynch is one of the funniest women working in movies and on TV today. She's most recognizable for her award-winning role as powerhouse coach Sue Sylvester on "Glee," but she's also had memorable roles on TV shows like "Two and a Half Men," "Criminal Minds," "Party Down," "The L Word," "Weeds" and many more.
On the big screen, Lynch's knack for improvisation is apparent in Christopher Guest's ensemble comedies, including "Best in Show," "For Your Consideration" and "A Mighty Wind." She also had hilarious supporting parts in movies like "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Role Models," "Talladega Nights" and "Smiley Face."
In the new animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph" — a movie that explores the trials and tribulations of various video game characters once the customers have left the arcade — Lynch lends her voice to Sergeant Calhoun, a tough-as-nails leader who fights wave after wave of Cy-Bug attacks with her soldiers in the game "Hero's Duty." Despite her hard demeanor, Calhoun warns up to Fix-It Felix Jr., the sweet-natured hero of a 30-year-old video game in which Wreck-It Ralph is stuck with the role of a bad guy.
We sat down for a short tête-à-tête with Lynch and asked her about video games, improvisation, what's next for her "Glee" character and who makes her laugh the hardest. Get More »
With the new season of "Glee" premiering tonight on Fox, we thought it was high time we remind you that the show is well on its way to making a handful of bona fide movie stars, and we've created a whole gallery to prove it.
Now, we know we once asked you who you think might become the biggest movie star of all the awesome "Glee" cast members — Cory Monteith won! — but some of them have already been making a splash on the big screen. And, no, we're not talking about "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie."
Sure, Jane Lynch is a comedic icon and Jayma Mays makes an adorable sidekick, but how fabulous Darren Criss and animated Lea Michele look in "Imogene" and "Dorothy of Oz," respectively? And how pumped are you to see Chris Colfer in "Struck By Lightning," the movie he wrote himself? Well, too bad. These pics will have to do for now.
For decades, video game fans have loved to stomp, shoot and otherwise cream the various bad guys that crop up in their way. Try to keep us from eating them there dots? Sorry, Blinky, but it's curtains for you.
But just how do video game bad guys feel about this neverending cycle?
That's the premise behind the new animated hit "Wreck-It Ralph" — and as the first trailer shows, this is one film that's ready to take you to the next level. Get More »
Everyone knows the three most inspiring words in the English language aren't "I love you" -- they're "nyuk nyuk nyuk." That's right, those legendary chowderheads of yesteryear, "The Three Stooges," are back in business on the big screen, courtesy of "Dumb and Dumber" masterminds the Farrelly brothers.
Larry (Sean Hayes), Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), and Curly (Will Sasso) star in three shorts involving a murder plot, a reality show, and an attempt to save their childhood orphanage while inflicting as much damage to others and themselves in the process. What, you think you know better? Oh, a wise guy, eh? Get More »
A cardinal rule of moviemaking has always been, "Show. Don't tell."
And no one knows this truth to be more paramount than the Costume Designers Guild — these are the people who turn Rooney Mara into Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Radcliffe into Harry Potter. In other words, they've got some serious skills that go far beyond sewing, which is why last night's Costume Designers Guild Awards brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars to celebrate some of cinema's most eye-catching achievements. Get More »
Valentine's Day is upon us, love is in the air, and we are so on it.
Oh, we don't mean candlelit dinners and flower deliveries -- we mean romantic movies, in which every meet-cute and heartbreak has a soundtrack; and hot, sensitive characters say "I love you" better than your significant other ever will.
You know who loves romantic movies, too? Celebrities. From Channing Tatum to Christina Hendricks, these 20 famous folks name their favorites and give us some pretty good ideas for what we might be watching (again) this Valentine's Day.
Steve Jobs, the business-savvy genius who pioneered home computing with Apple and conquered the movie industry with Pixar, has passed on at the age of 56. The official Apple website has posted a tribute to the company's visionary leader, and even President Obama issued a statement hailing Jobs as "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs co-founded Apple, and in 1986, purchased the computer animation division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group, which later became the Pixar animation studio, one of Hollywood's biggest runaway success stories.
His global influence is being paid tribute to via the devices he devised as some of the biggest names in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve Jobs...
For women, breaking into comedy is a tough enough nut to crack without the chauvinistic "women aren't funny" comments. Not only is it not true, but with a male-dominated writers' field in Hollywood (73 percent of the WGA's film writers are men) it's only too clear that if women aren't funny on-screen, it's probably because the only funny thing they had to do in the script was fall down and go boom boom.
The widely accepted paradigm in movies (not to mention TV) is having an out-of-shape or mildly attractive but funny husband and his hot, not-as-funny wife. And it's getting stale, baby. In order for a woman to go against that grain takes massive ovaries, the ability to generate her own material, and absolutely no fear of looking stupid. Get More »